Match of the fifth week Premier League 2020/2021 which took place at Goodison Park, Saturday (10/17/2020) was running tight. Four goals were created and one red card was issued by referee Michael Oliver in that match.
Liverpool were able to lead 1-0 first through quick goals Sadio Mane in the 3rd minute. However, Everton was able to reply through Michael Keane in the 19th minute, which forced the score 1-1 in the first half.
Mohamed Salah then had time to bring Liverpool ahead again to 2-1 in the 72nd minute. However, the hosts were again able to equalize the score to 2-1 through goals Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 81st minute.
During injury time, Liverpool could have gotten a goal. In the 90 + 2 minute, Henderson was able to break into the Everton goal, taking advantage of Sadio Mane’s attractive bait. However, the goal was disallowed.
After checking VAR or Video Assistant Referee, apparently Sadio Mane was offside before sending feedback to Henderson. Liverpool’s victory was canceled, a score of 2-2 was the final result of the match Everton vs Liverpool.
On social media, many have criticized the VAR ruling. Because, in his analysis video, Mane looks parallel to two Everton defenders, before releasing a bait to Henderson.
No exception Jürgen Klopp, who is annoyed by the verdict. The German manager admitted that he was surprised by this, even to the point of making him wonder.
“When I walk into the locker room, people stand with laptops and I say, ‘What’s wrong?’ They said, ‘We watched it back and didn’t understand why it was offside,’ Klopp said BBC.
“I’m really a VAR supporter. The picture I saw was no offside, since then I asked him 10 times and everyone said it wasn’t offside. It didn’t lift my mood.”
“I don’t see the offside, but maybe someone will explain it to me. The image I saw was not offside, but it was offside because someone decided it,” he explained.